24 days in Lapland Itinerary

24 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27 h
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kemi
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Luosto
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Levi
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Inari
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  32 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Attractions like Santa Claus Village and Safaris make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, try your luck at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi tour itinerary planning website.

Melbourne, Australia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kemi.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Safaris
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

3
nights
Kemi

Kemi ©
Kemi is a town and municipality of Finland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda and The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley. The adventure continues: visit Sampo Icebreaker, admire the landmark architecture of Kemi Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tornio Church, and explore the world behind art at Kemin Jalokivigalleria (Kemi Gemstone Gallery).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kemi driving holiday app.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kemi in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kemi can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Kemi

Fun & Games Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tornio
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Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda ©
Duudsonit Activity Park - TornioHaparanda
Sampo Icebreaker ©
Sampo Icebreaker
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley ©
The Provincial Museum Of Tornio Valley

4
nights
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luosto: Joutsijarven Bunkkerit (in Kemijarvi), Salla Ski Resort (in Salla) and Sodankyla (Church of Sodankyla & Museum - Gallery Alariesto). Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring nature at Pyha-Luosto National Park. On the 22nd (Sat), ski the day away in the pristine settings at Ski Resort Suomutunturi. It doesn't end there: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Amethyst Mine Lapland.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Luosto tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kemi to Luosto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, Luosto is little chillier than Kemi - with highs of -8°C and lows of -17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Levi.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sodankyla, Joutsijarven Bunkkerit, Ski Resort Suomutunturi, Pyha-Luosto National Park, Salla Ski Resort
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park
Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Amethyst Mine Lapland ©
Amethyst Mine Lapland

4
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Bring the kids along to Levi Ski Resort and LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery. Step out of Levi to go to Kittila and see Lapland Hotels SnowVillage, which is approximately 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: get your game on at Kids' Land, identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort, and stop by Ounasjoki - River for activities.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Levi travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Luosto to Levi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Levi, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Levi

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark, Yllas Ski Resort
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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort

7
nights
Inari

Inari ©
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Hippupuoti Gift Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Gold Prospector Museum (in Tankavaara) and Saariselka (Saariselka Bowling, Angry Birds Activity Park, &more). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Lemmenjoki National Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church, hike along Juutua Nature Trail, and explore the venue of The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inari tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Levi to Inari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -7°C, and evening lows to -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inari

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saariselka, Gold Prospector Museum, Lemmenjoki National Park
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Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort

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